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Mercersburg is located in Franklin County just southwest of Chambersburg along Highway 16 near the Tuscarora Trail and the Maryland state line.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is just north. The park commemorates President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, who was born here. Mercersburg was visited frequently by Confederate raiders during the Civil War. The James Buchanan Hotel was built in 1796 by James Buchanan, Sr., and was the boyhood home of the future president. The building was later converted to a hotel and listed as a state historical marker. Many more local buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival Annapolis MD June9 View the juried works of 200 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen. Sample wines from over 25 Maryland wineries in our expanded wine pavilions. Purchase a bottle of wine and relax while listening to smooth jazz all day long.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.